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Another Country

By James Baldwin
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Publisher Description

From one of the most important American novelists of the twentieth century—a novel of sexual, racial, political, artistic passions, set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France.

“Brilliant and fiercely told.”—The New York Times

One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years

Stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, this book depicts men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

160 Reviews

“James Baldwin scratches a certain itch in my literary brain whenever I read anything by him. The techniques he uses to form these passages that convey a deeper meaning about the overarching theme is rhythmically satisfying. His dialogues reads like music, with conversations tip toeing around something unspoken yet screaming with emotion and ticking to explode with every page turn. In Another Country, Baldwin explores the depths of sex and race from the lens of characters who are interconnect by their grief, suffering, and challenges living in New York during the civil rights movement. Baldwin takes us on an emotional journey of self discovery through discussions about masculinity, love, and relationships by comparing the experiences of each character and their relationships with each other. Personally, if I dissect this whole book I could make essays upon essays on it because its so rich. I will always be in awe of Baldwin's capability as a writer that masterfully mixes music, through lyrics from songs and repetition, in his prose. Once you see the techniques he uses you can't unsee them. It's absolutely insane.”
“Really hard to get thru”

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